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SATURDAY EVENING^ MARCH 9, 1901.
LOAN & TRUST 10.
Guaranty Fund $100,000.00
Interest 2% as.
Allowed on Or*. * r*. °«
Legal Depository *91 nt °"
INVESTMENTS—ExceIIent First Mort
gages and Municipal Bonds for sale.
TRUSTS—AII classes of Trusts care
SAFETY DBP«gIT TAfITS
When in Minneapolis Stop at the New
Golden west Hotel,
Opposite Milwaukee Passenger Station
Washing-ton and Third Ayes. So.
KspeclaUy desirable for families and traveling
parties. American plan. $z to &!.5O per day:
European plan, 50c, 75c. $1 and $1.60. with choice
i<>taurant at reasonable prices. Special rates
by week and month.
Glasses fitted by an Expert Optician.
Prices the lowest. Satisfaction guaranteed. ,
243 Nioollet Avenue.
•tfifarf Protect Your Property
HBal? FROM fire
with a dry powder Fire Extinguisher, perfectly
harmless to flesh or fabric. A child can use It.
Beware of worthless .imitations. None genuine
unless stamped with our trademark.
CROSS & JACKSON,
General Sales Agents,
304 Bank of Commerce, ■ Minneapolis.
( The Prediction!!.
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Minnesota —Snow flurries to-night and
Sunday; brisk northeast winds.
Wisconsin Threatening with snow or ;
rain to-night and Sunday; brisk to high
—Rain or snow to-night and Sun
day; brisk to high northeast winds.
North Dakota Snow flurries to-night;
Sunday probably fair; variable winds.
South Dakota — cloudy to-night
and Sunday with possibly snow flurries in
southeast portion to-night; variable winds.
Montana—Generally fair to-night and
Sunday; westerly winds.
For Minneapolis and Vicinity—Possibly
snow flurries to-night and Sunday.
Minneapolis L'L' La Crosse 30
Kavenjwrt 34 St. Louis 62
Buffalo 34 Port Arthur 4
Detroit 34 Sault Ste. .Marie. 1^
Marquette 26 Hougaton 12
Milwaukee 32 Green Bay 20
Chicago 34 Duluth 24
Battjeiord a Calgary 12
Kainloops 34 Medicine Hat 32
-Mirinedosa IS Qu'Appelle 24
Winnipeg — 4 Swift Current 24
Omaha 32 Kansas City 36
Huron 22 Mborhead IS
Bismarck ; 16 Williston 30
Memphis 56 Knoxville 44
Pittsburg 44 Cincinnati 46
Boston 35 New York 44
Washington 4G Charleston 52
Montgomery 58 New Orleans 60
Jacksonville 56 Shreveport 56
Galveston 62 Havre 30
Helena 30 Miles City 10
Lander 26 Rapid City 24
Modeua IS North Platte .... 30
Denver 26 Oklahoma 44
Abilene 66 El Paso 56
Spokane 30 Santa Fe 24
Portland 38 San " Francisco .. 48
Winnemucea 22 Los Angeles 46
A KANSA^CITY FAKE
"So Truth in the Signature
There Is no truth in reports emanating
from Kansas City that an attempt is
being made to secure 200,000 signatures
to a petition for the pardon of Frank H.
Hamilton, and that when Hamilton goes
to prison Monday he will be assigned to
a pla^e on the editorial staff of the
Prison Mirror, as an associate of Cole
Younger. The reports are being circu
lated by enemies of Hamilton, who hope
to create a sentiment against him which
might effectually head off any attempt
at pardon when the time is opportune.
Hamilton is not seeking any further no
toriety. Cole Younger, by the way, is
not a member of the Prison Mirror staff.
He Is librarian.
GELATT'S NEW VENTURE
He Buy* the Daily Press of La
Roland B. Gelatt, an old newspaper
man of Minneapolis, who was connected
at one time with The Journal, and
who later went to Detroit, has purchased
the Daily Press at La Crosse. Wis. Mr.
Qelatt until recently was proprietor of
the Louisville Commercial, He has as
sociated with him W. R. Nimocks, son of
Deputy United States Marshal C. A.
Nimocks of this city.
KILLED 106 WOLVES
Jackion County Hunters Make a
Bis Demand on the Treasury.
Jackson county's auditor called upon
the state auditor yesterday for the state's
share in 'the payment of 106 wolf bounties.
Auditor Dunn was startled by this evi
dence of prosperity in the wolf industry.
An examination showed that of the 106
only two were grown wolves, the rest be
ing cubs. One man reported forty-two
cub scalps and another thirty-four. The
auditor's office is very suspicious, as wolf
farms have been discovered in other parts
of the state, where cubs are bred for their
27th Strut, Broadway and sth Aye., New York
European d^ajjjgfo Absolutely
Plan gljljjy Fireproof
In tie centre of the shopping and theatre district
A Modern PTnt-clus Hotel. Complete «n all Its appoint
ments. Furnishings and decorations new throughout. Accom
modations fur coo sruests; 150 suites with baths. Hot and
told water and telephone in every room. Cuisine unexcelled.
GEORGE W. SWEENEY, Prop.
F32E2ii2!3 J&SF" P2S3B3EH j^jSSRB^B^
OPTICIAN. 409 NiulUt i
Fred Roach has been selling Rambler bicy
cles exclusively for 10 years, oiy Heuuepiu.
The Englis Spring Water Co. deliver pure
spring water in gallon bottles. Tel. So 540 J-l.
Mr. Jacob L. Hjo-rt, tenor, voice culture,
studio 515 Century building. Monday, Friday,
Osteopalhic specialist, chrome diseases;
L. H. Rheem, D. O. Suite 400, Globo build
Four per cent paid on six months de
posits. Title Insurance and Trust com
The Century News Store. 6 Third street S,
has the largest list of daily and weekly illus
trated papers aud monthly magazines iv th«
city. Open Sunday, 9 until 6.
Mrs. Carrie Reno died yesterday at. the
residence of her daughter, Mrs. Wrens, 11H'>
Fourth street X. The funeral services will
be held from the residence at 2 p. ru. to
At the Y. M. C. A., to-morrow afternoon,
Rev. W. H. Riley will begin a serifs of
three talks to young men: subjects, "A Great
Treat, "A Great Tragedy," and "A Great
By special request. Dr. A. Ilirsehfleld will
repeat his lecture on "Capital," at the social
democratic party meeting, to-morrow, at 2
P. m., in Voegeli's hall, Washington and llen
Members of Division No. 3, A. O. H., will
meet at 1310 Fourth street S, Monday, at 8:30
a. in., to attend the funeral of William Kelly.
The funeral of Mrs. D. J. McNerny, who
died .March 7. will be held at the home. 2701
university avenue SE, Sunday, at 2 ». m.
Jacob L. HJort, the tenor, has been engaged
to sing in a concert at Fergus Falls, Menom
onie, Wis.. and Decorah. besides a number
of cantata and concert engagements In the
city after Easter. .
Dr. Charles Bayard Mitchell is announced
to speak Sunday night at Hennepin Avenue
-Methodist church on a subject which every
young fellow in this town ought to hear,
"How to Be Insignificant."
Kva C, wife of O. M. Farnham. died yes
terday at her home. 2224 Ilion aveuue N, at
■the ago of 47 yeare and 10 months. The fu
neral will be held from the Forest Heights
St. E. church at :.':3O p. in. to-morrow.
DINED BY THE ODINS
Several l>eKislator» and Officials the
«■ «.t.<Mh of the Odin < lab.
Several members of the legislature and
the state government were entertained
last evening by the Odin club at its regu
lar monthly club dinner. The meeting of
the house committee on taxes and tax
laws to discuss Jacobson's gross earnings
tax bill affected the attendance somewhat,
but those who accepted the invitation of
the Odins found prepared for them a
tempting bill of fare and tHe other ac
companiments of a club dinner and smok
er. President Henry J. Gjertsen presided
as toastmasier and secured several happy
responses from Secretary of State Han
son. Senator Thompson, Senator Knat
vold, Sam A. Langum, secretary of the
senate; Captain C. (\ Bennet, X. 0. Wer
ner, C. A. Quist, Charles A. Smith, A. \V.
Benson and Regor Dahl, who helped Dr.
Sheldon Jackson to introduce reindeer into
SHORT HORN PRIZES
Those for tin* Minnesota Fair Are
The premiums for the great "breed
show" of Shorthorn cattle, to be con
ducted at the Minnesota state fair of 1901,
are announced by the officers of the
American Shorthorn Breeders' associa
tion. The event will be a memorable one
in every way and will give a new impetus
to Shorthorn cattle breeding throughout
Minnesota and the whole northwest. It
will also make one of the important fea
tures at the next state fair, attracting
live stock men, not only in Minnesota,
but from the Dakotas, Montana, Ne
braska. lowa, Wisconsin and other states.
All entries for this competition must
be made with B. O. Cowan, assistant sec
retary, Springfield, 111., not later than
Aug. 15. An auction sale of pure-bred
Shorthorns will be held in connection
with the exhibition.
Each animal when called into the show
ring, will be in charge of an informed
The Minneapolis member of the board
of directors of the American Shorthorn
Breeders' association is H. F. Brown.
The general premiums for the various
subdivisions of bulls, heifers and cows
are divided into five classes, from $50 to
$10 each. In the sweepstakes, limited to
prize winners, for bulls, coWs and heifers,
one premium of $50 for each class is of
fered. In the grand sweepstakes for best
bull of any age, and best cow or heifer
of any age, the premium is $75 for each
of the two classes. The herds are divided
into three classes. The premiums in the
aged herd are from $150 to $40, five in
all. In the young herd and in the best
calf herd from $100 to $30. There are
two classes of groups, with four premiums
each. The best two animals of either
sex, from $60 to $20. Best four animals
of either sex, from $75 to $25. Fat stock,
steers, are divided into three classes,
three premiums each, $40, $30, $20.
The sweepstakes premium for the best
steer is $50. Animals competing in short
horn grade must be recorded in the Amer
ican Shorthorn herd book. There are
three classes. Premiums are $35. $25 and
$20 in each class. The sweepstakes pre
ners, is $40. .
FUNERAL OFJFRED GREGORY
It Wa* Held Yesterday From His
The funeral services of the late Fred
Gregory, who died in the Philippines re
cently, were held yesterday afternoon at
the residence of his father, Walter A.
Gregory, 1612 First avenue S. The serv
ices were conducted by Rev. M. D. Shut
ter, and by the St. Cloud lodge of the
Knights of Pythias, No. 32. Mrs. Maud
Ulmer Jones sang "The Vacant Chair"
and "Nearer, My God. to Thee." There
were many floral offerings from different
organizations of which the deceased was
a member. A guard of honor from Com
pany F, Thirteenth Minnesota, escorted
the body to the train. The interment will
be at Battle Creek, Mich., where a full
military funeral will be held.
SOUTH HIGH'S PLAY
"Pro Tern" Successfully Presented
by the Class of 1901.
The membership of the class of 1901 of
the South Side High school gave their
play, "Pro Tern," last evening. Miss
Grace F. Watts conducted the play. Miss
Mac Williams and the school orchestra
gave the music. The play was well cast
and the stage settings were very appropri
Herbert Reinhard took the part of Oscar
Wolcott. Josiah Carroll represented Ray
mond Shepherd, the quick-tempered uncle.
Miss Margaret Swift played the role of
the peevish invalid, Mrs. Shepherd. The
other parts were assumed as follows:
Bessie Martin, Miss Julia Betts; Lena
Bailey, Miss Olive Taylor; Henry Leslie,
the secretary, George Gunther; Rachel
Shepherd, Miss Edna Simonson; Dr. Bank,
George Mase; Logan, the footman, Alger
GOES TO THE PHILIPPINES
Father Hart "Who Has Been Post
Chaplain at Snelling,-.
Father Hart, for eight years post chap
lain at Fort Snelling, left last night under
orders for the Philippinee. Post chap
lains have been done away with under the
new army bill and regimental chaplains
substituted. Father Hart will join the
two battalions of the Eighth regiment at
Manila. Since the old Third left Snelling
he has been connected with the home bat
talion of the Eighth regiment. During
the Spanish-American war Father Hart
was with the Third infantry at Montauk,
and later went with it to the Philippines
on the transport Sherman, being invalided
home less than a year ago.
Die of Parma *
Try one to-day.
A FILTER IS NEEDED
Minneapolis Averages 718 Cases of
Typhoid a Year.
THERE ARE 89 DEATHS ANNUALLY
Muck of the Siflviit-HH Due. to Impure
City "Water— Proposed Fll- • .
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During the six years ending Jan. 1, 1901,
there were '4,311 cases of typhoid fever in
Minneapolis, an average of 718 to the
year. The maximum number in any one '
year was 1,534, in 1597, and the minimum, >
376, in 1000. The deaths from this cause j
in the same time were 532, an average of i
89 a year. The source of infection in I
many of these cases, the medical men
tell us, is undoubtedly the drinking
water used, and the water supplied by the
city has to bear its share of th.c respon
sibility. -' ,
Given a pure water supply, such as is
assured by the use of the modern mechan
ical filtering system, now in operation in
more than 150 cities of the United States,
what would have been the saving in sick
ness and human life from this cause dur
ing those years? The experience of the
city of Albany, N. V., one of the largest
cities yet equipped with a filtering sys
tem, will answer the question as satis
factorily, perhaps, as it can be with so
many factors involved as possible sources
Albany is about one-half the size of
' Minneapolis. It has taken its water sup
ply tor many years almost wholly from
the Hudson river, which flows majestical
ly along its from. Typhoid fever has
prevailed extensively every year, and at
| all seasons of the year. In 1899 the city
■ installed a modern filtration plant. There
was an immediate decrease of typhoid
fever cases. A few figures tell \he story
with sufficient clearness and detail:
During the first seven months of 1898
ihere were 204 cases of typhoid in the
city, and for the corresponding time in
the following year, 428 cases. In Sep
tember of the latter year the filtration
plant was placed in operation. During
the first seven months of the next year,
1900, there were but 60 cases of typhoid,
a reduction due wholly, it is claimed by
the health authorities there, to the use
of the filtered water. Again, for the nine
years up to 1899, the average number of
deaths per year from typhoid in Albany
was 85. For the first twelve months that
the filtration plant was in operation the
deaths from typhoid fever were but 24.
At its worst probably the Minneapolis
water is a considerable imporvement
over that of Albany in its natural state.
But allowing for a vast margin of differ
ence in favor of the Minneapolis article.
the fact stands out plainly that Minne
apolis; is paying a heavy price in human
life for its lack of a pure water supply.
Water Committee Aroused.
A vast deal of money has been expended
during tbe years gone by in improving con
ditions in this regard, but the desideratum
is not yet at, hand. Happily the new water?
commute" of the city council is thorough-J
ly aroused to the necessity of action, and
with ready co-operation on the part of the
council, it is not too much to expect that
the advent of another year will find the
city in possession and enjoyment of an
up-to-date nitration plant, delivering
to every home in the city connected with
the present water system water practical
ly chemically pure, free from all color or
organic matter, and equal or superior to
any of the present brands of drinking wat
ers supplied the fastidious Minneapolis
i homes by private companies under the J
| name of ••spring" or "distilled" water. j
The water committee is now in negotia
tion with the Jewell Filter company of
Chicago, and expects shortly to receive a
proposition from the company that it can
seriously consider. It has been decided
that* will not be necessary to issue bonds
for flis purpose.
The cost will be in the neighborhood of
$200,000 for a plant having a capacity of
30,000,000 gallons per dey, and the com
mittee expects to be able to make arrange
ments to meet the cost by annual payments
covering four or five years, from the reve
nues of the water department.
Mechanical Filtration Favored.
A system of sedimentation has been con
sidered by the committee, but set aside for
the more modern and scientific system of
mechanical nitration with the use of a
coagulant. Inasmuch as the proposed sys
tem will be established in connection with
the reservoir, the scheme presupposes an
adequate supply of water from that source,
and that can be assured only by the con
strue; ion of the proposed new pumping sta
tion in Northeast Minneapolis, then the
two down town stations can be dismantled
and permanently put out of the service.
The Jewell filtration system involves a
combination of the principles of a coagu
lant and the sand filter. Hydrate of iron
is the coagulant now used. Under the con
ditions existing in Minneapolis it will be
added to the water as it leaves the north
side pumping station for the reservoir.
Kffect of the Coagulant.
During the passage of the water to the
reservoir the presence of the iron will
cause coagulation of all the impurities into
a gelatinous compound. Generally speak
ing, the action of the iron is much the
same as that exerted by the white of an
egg in clearing turbid water. Arrived at
the reservoir the water will pass through
an upright cylinder, twelve feet in height
and fifteen feet in diameter, containing a
series of fine strainers and five feet of
quartz sand. There will be thirty of these
cylinders, each one with a filtering ca
pacity of 1,000,000 gallons every twenty
four hours, allowing for time in cleansing.
In the operation of passing through the
sand the coagulants, with all their wealth
of bacteria, will be held back, and the
water filter through the bottom of the cyl
inder colorless and chemically pure. From
the cylinders it will pass into the reservoir
and thence into the city circulation.
Theg reat defect of the old natural sand
filtration process has ever been the diffi
culty and expense of cleaning the filter
beds, and failure to do so frequently is
fraught with fearful results, as witness
the appalling conditions of affairs at West
Superior to-day. The cleansing process
with the new mechanical filter system is
both easy and inexpensive. The cylinders
are cleaned no less than every twenty
four hours, and once a month the filter
bed is sterilized by injecting superheated
steam from below, combined with the use
of soda ash. The daily cleansing process
is effected by reversing the water pres
sure on the cylinder. At the same time
the sand is sloosened up by agitating rods
from above, allowing the water to reach
every particle of the filtering material.
The process occupies a full hour, and at
the close the sand has resumed its for
mer white color and the filter bed is
cleansed absolutely clear of all impuri
Catches »9 Per Cent;
Chemical analyses in cities where the
system is now in use shows that as high
as 99 per cent of the bacteria in the water
is removed. After a one week's test of
the new plant at Xorfolk, Va., it was
found that the filter had removed 99.51
of the bacteria. The effect of the use of
iron coagulant, it is claimed, is to soften
the water and make it suitable for wash
The cost of filtration varies greatly in
different cities. Some report a cost as
low as $1 per million gallons. In other
eases it is twice that, and one city returns
it at $6.
If Minneapolis installs such a system it
will be the largest in the United States,
with the exception of the one now being
constructed in St. Louis, which will have
a daily capacity of 100,000.000 gallons.
The present average consumption of water
in Minneapolis is about 20,000.000 gallons
daily. A 30,000,000 gallon plant, there
fore, will meet the city's wants for many
years to come.
For the weakness and prostration fol
lowing grippe there is nothing so prompt
and effective as One Minuttt Cough Cure.
THE MTSTNEAPOLIg JOURNAL.
BAITED ALD. POWERS
Brother Aldermen Ask Him to Ex
plain and Apologize.
BIG ALDERMAN STANDS AT BAY
Alderman .Peterson , Began;/the Fun
and AlilerniHii Dwyer Took
the Last Whirl.
The city council last night gave a realis
tic exhibition of au evening at the Grid
iron Club, with Alderman Fred Powers
the guest of honor. I! was the most try
ing ordeal ot the heavy-weight eighth
ward alderman's official career, and he
closed the evening breathing quick and
h^rd and in no humor for the usual post
council exchange of amenities.
Jt was indeed a distinctly "off" evening
with the big councilman. He caught it at
every turn. First the council mercilessly
riddled his pet resolution prohibiting the
use of convict-made material on the city's
streets, a measure aimed at the use of
workhouse rock on the streets of the
tenth ward, and then turned in and made
him dance to lively music while explain
ing his famous utterances at Dcs Moines,
charging official corruption in connection
with past season's contracts for paving
The latter matter was brought up on a
question of privilege at the close of an
evening of dry routine proceedings by
Alderman Peterson, a member of last
year's paving committee.
Peterson Starts tlie Fun.
"It seems to me," said the modest
eleventh ward gentleman, "that Alderman
Powers owes it to the council to explain
his remarks, made in the course of his
junket to Dcs Moines. He is reported to
have made some charges there that it
seems to me require more of an explana
tion than he has yet made. 1 want to say.
as a member of the paving committee last
year, that I am not satisfied with his ex
All pricked up their ears at this, and the
common gaze focused itself on Alderman
Powers. It was plain to be seen that
everybody was interested and would be
satisfied with nothing less than a clean
breast of it then and there.
The eighth ward gentleman was flus
tered a bit, but came to his feet gamely,
and planted himself firm as the roik of
Gibraltar, and met each successive shock
with at least outward equanimity.
"It seems to me," said he, "that there
ought to be no alderman here who is not
old enough to know (hat there are some
times things in the newspapers that must
be taken with a grain of gait. It looks,
however, as though there are some here
who have not learned this fact. Now I am
willing and glad to make a statement of
the Dcs Moines matter on the floor of this
council. And I will state right at the
start, too, that I am willing to reiterate
here in Minneapolis anything I said at
Power l ii fti I«ls a Tale.
The alderman then retold the story of
his trip and his talk to the brick men there
practically as he was reported in the local
papers upon his return to Minneapolis.
His purpose in making the trip there was
to find out why it was that the city had to
pay a higher price for paving brick than
the contractors did. It was plain to him
that there was a conspiracy among the
contractors and some others to keep up the
price of brick to the city and give the day
labor proposition a black eye.
He knew now that he was right. In
fact there were lots of interesting things
in this connection that he knew, but it
would be difficult to prove them, and
he was not going to make any statements
that he was not prepared to prove. But
he did know, and could prove, that the
city paid $2 per thousand more for its
brick than was paid by some of the con
tractors last year.
Mr. Powers refused to give the name of
the firm at Dcs Moines that made the
charges against the city officials. In reply
to several questions put him by members
of last year's paving committee, however,
he stated that the above company had not
furnished Minneapolis with any brick for
at least three years.
"That lets me out," put in Alderman
Main, chairman of the 1899-1900 paving
"Then it seems to be up to me," put in
Alderman Lane. "I was a member of the
paving committee three years ago, and
while I can't see very well I will say that
I never had any suspicion of any crooked
ness in the committee. The city bought
brick in 1897 at $16 per thousand end the
next year at $15.50, he said, and there
hadn't been any brick paving laid by the
city since until last year.
Alderman Dwyer then took his turn at
the bat and sent a few hot ones at the
Uwyer Demands an Apology.
"I believe Mr. Powers owes the council
a public apology," said he for "he made a
bad bull down there at Dcs Moines, and
it isn't the first time he has made such
Alderman Powers came back with a final
blast of defiance, declaring that he had said
nothing that called for any apology, and
that he had none to make. He then reit
erated his charges of a conspiracy of con
tractors and others to "do" the day labor
cause on city work, and declared his in
tentions to fight the issue out to a finish."
At this juncture some one moved to take
up the regular order of business and the
A Jfew Nieollet Avenue Store.
John C. Barton, formerly a member of
the firm of J. S. Bradstreet & Co., will
soon start in for himself and open a hand
some new store in the new business block
to be erected by Mr. Dayton at 814 and 816
Nicollet. Mr. Barton will carry a line of
special furniture, drapery and upholstery
fabrics, curtains and laces, as well as a
fine line of wall papers, rugs and orna
mental goods. He will also make a
specialty of manufacturing fine interior
wood work and furniture, paying particu
lar attention to the reproduction of an
One need only look into a few of the
many beautiful interiors around Minneapo
lis, which were designed by Mr. Barton,
to feel assured that his store will be one
that Minneapolis people can take pride in
and that his success will be certain. Mr.
Barton at present occupies a suite of
offices on the fourth floor of the new
Andrus building, and is now prepared to
undertake all work intrusted to him. He
expects to get into his new store about
Mr. Barton leaves for the east next week
to make purchases for the coming season,
and to look up special things for a num
ber of his customers who have placed or
ders with him for interior furnishings.
BELIEVES IN HAZING
Lieut. Keyes. Who "Has Been There"
Expresses His Views.
Lieutenant A. C. Keyes, U. S. A., just
from West Point, is in the city on his way
to Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He is spend
ing his furlough with his bride, who was
Miss Lloyd of Chicago, at his former
home, 1028 Sixth street SE. Lieutenant
Keyes graduated from the academy Feb.
28. Lieutenant Keyes believes in hazing
when there is no brutality connected with
it. He found it beneficial to himself. He
says that the stories of cruel hazing are
overdrawn. The entire class of which
Keyes is a member was graduated before
June on account of the need of officers.
HOPE FOR THE POETS.
Needer Harekut—Ah, this world Is cold
and unsympathetic. It is almost impos
sible' for ua poets to make any money
Job Scumflter—l think you're wrong
there. There's no prejudice against poets.
I know a man who engaged a poet and
gave him $3 a week to keep the office
clean and run errands.
ABOUT WHAT TO EAT
Four Kinds of. Raw Food That In
Prunes Come Largely From Califor
nia—"Fresh" Kutf*—Seedless ■
The popularity of the French prune as
an article of diet is increasing in Minne
apolis and throughout, the northwest.
There are prunes and prunes. This has
been true from the time 5 that the old
Turkish prune was sold' in the northwest
and retailed from a large hogshead in the
middle of the store. There are prunes
carefully, "processed" and carefully packed,
and there are others that are not. You
take your choice and then pay the price.
The best prune that Minneapolis eats,
the domestic French, comes from the San
ta Clara valley in southern California.
There they have the soil, the climate, and
the people who know how to cure and pack
the fruit. Minneapolis still consumes some
of the imported French product from Bor
deaux. j. The price |is - high, the package
fancy, but the , taste no better than the
high class Santa Clara. An immense
amount of dried fruit is consumed in the
northwest every . year, and a good per
centage of it is prunes.
The prune trade locally and generally
was given a boost a few years ago when
the medical journals recommended the
prune for its medicinal properties. The
prune then appeared on the breakfast bill
of fare. Of course this latter was a fad
but a fad serves a purpose. The north
west consumes the greatest amount of
prunes during the spring months. The
people are then between what they call
"hay and grass." The home canned fruit
supply is exhausted and the fresh fruit is
not on the market.
The Boxed Apple.
The western apple bid fair to become
king of the northwestern marke-t last fall.
Western shippers are progressive. They
raised a fine appearing fruit and packed it
in bushel boxes, a very handy package.
Then they went after the trade in Minne
sota and the Dakotas in a cyclonic way
that startled their competitors from Michi
gan, New York and Missouri. They were
successful. Car, after car was shipped in
to the prairie country and on the strength
of the tip that the market would be higher
many of the northwestern dealers "stored"'
But the apple experts say that the spring
months bring a verdict against this item
of western fruit. It is a poor keeper com
pared with the old reliable Northern Spy,
Baldwin, Wine Sap, and Ben Davis from
the east and south. The eastern and
southern fruit opens with a healthy smile.
The western apple looks sick, and in the
fight for trade in the northwestern mar
ket this next fall these results will have
an important bearing. With a "right
smart" crop in Missouri, and the orchards
of Michigan and New York up to their
old time yield, it will be a merry race be
tween the barrel and the box, between the
favorite of the coast and the old reliables
of the east.
The Hen Strike Over.
The annual strike of the Minnesota hen
is over. Fresh eggs (and reliably so) are
coming into market in large quantities.
The cold storage article disappears and
from now on hen fruit will be plentiful.
The Minnesota hen is industrious when !
she wants to be. Her working streak runs I
through about seven months of the year. |
During those seven months she keeps the
dealers, large and small, wondering what
they will do with the product.
Egg shipments begin in earnest about
March 1. That is the date when the deal
er in the country towns begins to find
that the egg famine is over, and for the
first time since the last of November he
is obliged to send a few cases to the com
mission dealer. About April 1, unless
he ships frequently, the half-dozen large
size willow clothes baskets,which he pur
chased of the grocery salesman on his
last trip, are full and stowed under the
clothing tables. By July 1 the woman
who has just discovered a nest contain
ing sixty eggs under the corner of the
barn, begins to appear. She knows they
are fresh, will warrant them, wants the
best market price, and takes it out in
blue indigo prints that will wash to a
fare-you-well and on which the dealer
makes the wonderful profit of % of a cent
per yard. The dealer groans, and the
next day he receives a card from Jones,
the commission man, telling that eggs
have bumped down 2 cents. It is in July
that the farmer begins to find fault with
the price and the dealer wonders what
the commission man will expect to buy
them for next.
Many are the theories* advanced for
preserving eggs. The man who falls on
the right one is sure to make a fortune if
he keeps it to himself and packs eggs
in July for the "fresh egg" trade in
Shaddock* Are Popular.
Present indications point to a big de
made for the grape fruit or shaddock
within the next few years. The "yel
low-skinned orange," as it is referred to
by some, has a flavor all its own, and is
winning friends of its own.
The grape fruit which adorns the coun
ters of the fruit dealers at the present
time conies from California, It is large
in size, and very attractive. Florida was
the pioneer in the oulture of this fruit,
but once its success was assured Cali
fornia fruit fanners began its cultivation
with excellent success. Local dealers ob
tain some of their supply from Jamaica.
When a piece of grapefruit contains
■seeds it has plenty of them, but the seed
less variety is a thing of beauty and joy
for thirty minutes. It is the consump
tion of the seedless fruit that has in
creased the trade to a respectable figure
within the past few years. The only ob
jection offered by dealers and commis
sion men is that the price at the present
time does not place it within reach of
those people who are obliged to think
twice before they spend their money.
The Tacreased demand will, in the opinion
of commission men, result in the more
extensive cultivation of the fruit, which
will have an effect upon the price within
a short time. Improvement in the fruit
from careful cultivation is expected. The
ordinary grape fruit has as high as sev
enty seeds, but in response to the de
mand, the raisers have already produced
a seedless variety of most luscious flavor.
This kind is high-priced, but can be ob
tained in -Minneapolis any day.
SOME "DRY" ORATORY
A. Prohibition Oratorical Contest to
Prohibition associations have been or
ganized recently in eleven educational in
stitutions of this state, as follows: Carle
ton college, St. Olaf's college, Hamline
university, Macalester college. State Ag
ricultural school, Gustavus Adolphus col
lege, Augsburg seminary, Pillsbury
academy, Parker college and Mankato
Normal school. Representatives of these
institutions met yesterday and arranged
lor a state contest in prohibition oratory,
which will take place in St. Paul, May 24.
DEBATE J3OES OVER
Manitobana in the Meantime Will
Interview Mr. Mellen.
Winnipeg, Man., March 9.—The railway
debate was continued in the legislature
until 11:30 last evening, when adjourn
ment was taken to Monday night. Mr.
Myers strongly opposed the Northern Pa
cific lease, saying it was simply driving
the Northern Pacific out of the province.
William McKenzie, president, and D. B.
Hanna, superintendent of the Canadian
Northern company, left for St Paul to in
terview President Mellen.
Disgruntled and Umbrellaless Citizen—
You played thunder, didn't you, in predict
ing fair weather for to-day?
Weather Prophet—Well, it is as fair for
one as it is for the other, isn't It?
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A GREAT LECTURE
Gen. John H. tiordon Applauded by
a Large Autlience.
Tears followed laughter at the Lyceum
theater last night, as General John B.
Gordon, the famous confederate leader,
delivered his thrilling lecture on "The
First Days of the Confederacy." The sol
dier of the lost cause, who is one of the
most magnetic speakers of the day, held
the magnificent audience which greeted
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two-hours' straightaway talk. In thor
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frequently interrupted by applause, the
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"Go on; go on!" came from all parts
of the audience, and General Gordon pro
He departed from his regular lecture
long enough to give a thrilling descrip
tion of his own personal experience on
the field of battle —a digression which
was made by special request.
The lecture throughout was an eloquent
appeal for the obliteration of sectional
lines and a greater America in all that
the word implies. Eighty per cent of
the right-thinking people of the south,
he said, who had borne arms against the
north in the fartricidal struggle, would
now concede that they were in the wrong,
and that the hand of God was visible in
One of the most graphic passages of
the lecture was his description of that
terrible day at Antietam, when every
confederate general on the field of battle
save himself was shot. His own horse
was killed, and struggling along his
shattered lines, striving to hold them
firm against the hail of lead, he had been
shot through the legs, arms, shoulder
and finally through the head.
While slavery was in great measure
responsible for the war, the fundamental
cause of the trouble, the speaker held,
was the conflicting sectional interpreta
tion of the constitution on the states'
General Gordon's conception of his
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which the stars and stripes float." From
all of the islands of the sea now under
American dominion the time is not far
distant when there will come loud hosan
nas from redeemed millions for the free
dom gained under the American flag.
No crimes had been committed in the
name of liberty on either side during
the war. Brother fought against brother,
measuring brain, bone and sinew in the
most bloody war of all the ages. The
south, which at the outset seemed well
nigh invincible, had not laid down its
arms until her fair country, "devastated,
despoiled, resourceless, lay prostrate" at
the feet of the invading northern army.
The general spoke of the towering per-
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